An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”
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Dissertatio de febribus biliosis; seu historia epidemiae biliosae Lausannensis, An. MDCCLV. Accedit Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione.Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet & Soc., 1758.
Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione translated into French as L'onanisme; ou dissertation physique, sur les maladies produites par la masturbation.Traduit du Latin de Mr. Tissot. Et considerablement augementé par l'Auteur (Lausanne: Antoine Chapuis, 1760). This scholarly and purportedly scientific work on masturbation, which underwent numerous editions and translations, played a significant role in the pseudo-scientific perception persisting through the 18th, 19th and portions of the 20th centuries that masturbation was a debilitating illness. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1760 translation from BnF Gallica at this link. English translation as Onanism; or a treatse upon the disorders produced by masturbation, or the dangerous effects of secret excessive venery (London: B. Thomas, 1766).
Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology